Top let - grand designs on the rental market
Families want lots of things when it comes to property rental: plenty of space, inside and out, preferably with a garden for kids to run about in, lots of bathrooms for hygiene-obsessed teenagers, and easy access for Mum and Dad to get to work if they have to commute. A home office might even seal the deal.
Brand new to the market, 26 Rocky Valley Crescent ticks all the boxes with the added cachet that your landlord is a 'television celebrity' although the agent discreetly demurs from disclosing who.
This development of high-end detached houses, built less than ten years ago, is situated at the foot of the Sugarloaf Mountain on an elevated site in Kilmacanogue.
It offers the N11/M50 interchange within one kilometre at Kilmacanogue, meaning it is also adjacent to Avoca Handweavers, which will only add to the temptation when it comes to picking up dinner.
All five bedrooms are ensuite (two have a jack-and-jill shared bath) with an additional bathroom downstairs. The master suite has a walk-in wardrobe. There is an open dark and white wood staircase and the landing has been tiled in a high gloss finish.
The downstairs accommodation includes a kitchen/dining area in the centre of the house with white units from Alno kitchens by McNally, and marble counter-tops, while the island unit is topped with walnut.
There are a range of reception rooms including a large living room, with double doors out to the rear of the house, with extensive lawn and a paved patio. There is a study which could be used as a kids' den as much as a home office and a lounge with extensive fitted library-style book-shelving in dark wood.
The exterior is a mottled red brick and cream render with space for a number of vehicles. The development is built, as the name suggests, in a crescent around a series of green areas. There is a double garage on the site also. "Its likely tenant is what we term an 'executive family'," says agent Joe McGinley.
"It's a rural location with lots of green pastures in view, but access to the city is very quick and easy with the N11 on the doorstep."
Local schools include St Gerard's and Presentation in Bray. Golfers won't be disappointed with Old Conna, Dun Laoghaire and Powerscourt accessible.
Commuters to the city can park and ride at Cherrywood, 11.5km away.
Enquiries: The house is available on a 12-month contract through Bespoke (01) 661 9670.